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Why are Falcon cards not supported on OpenServers ? Is there any technical constraint ?

Hi all,

We only support Falcon cards on the latest hardware appliances.

Why don't we support Falcon cards on as well OpenServers ?

Is there any technical constraint ?


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R80.20 and above offer many technical innovations regarding R77 and R80.10. I will look at the new Falcon Acceleration Cards.

SecureXL is a software acceleration product installed on security gateways and new acceleration cards. Performance Pack uses SecureXL technology and other innovative network acceleration techniques to deliver wire-speed performance for security gateways. SecureXL is implemented either in software or in hardware:

- SAM cards on Check Point 21000 appliances-
- ADP cards on IP Series appliances
- Falcon cards (new in R80.20) on different appliances

The SecureXL device minimizes the connections that are processed by the INSPECT driver.

Now to your queston:

Falcon cards are optimized for Check Point appliances. They would not fit into a server due to their design and the PCI connector is not compatible to a server pci bus-)

More see here in my article:

R80.x Security Gateway Architecture (Acceleration Card Offloading)

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